The police in India’s
north-eastern state of Assam produced two top leaders of the banned separatist
outfit ULFA in a Guwahati court on Saturday.
The chief judicial magistrate in Guwahati sent the duo to
police custody for 10 days after they were produced in his court on Saturday.
ULFA has alleged that its ‘finance secretary’ Chitrabon
Hazarika and ‘foreign secretary’ Shashadhar Choudhury had been picked up by
‘unidentified armed men’ from a house in Dhaka, sometime between November 1
night and November 2 morning.
The outfit has called for a dawn-to-dusk general shutdown
across the state of Assam on Monday (November 9) to protest against the
detention of its leaders.
In a statement e-mailed to the press, the ULFA chairman,
Arabinda Rajkhowa, alleged that the detention of Hazarika and Choudhury from
Dhaka was part of the Indian government’s ‘conspiracy’ to neutralise the